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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korean Military Attempts to Foil The West

“The central authorities are collecting tinfoil to support the military,” a source in North Hamgyong province told RFA. “While tinfoil is used inside a pack of filter cigarettes, it now has a military purpose.”
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
added Nov 17, 2016 02:16
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[Korea - North] North Korean zookeepers defend making chimp smoke cigarettes because she 'doesn't inhale'

North Korean officials have defended allowing a chimpanzee at a zoo in Pyongyang to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day, saying the primate “does not inhale”. Azalea, also known in Korean as “Dallae”, came to international attention after her 20-a-day habi
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 21, 2016 20:16
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korea’s newest zoo attraction is a chimpanzee trained to smoke cigarettes

animals are not exempt from the negative effects of cigarettes simply by virtue of being nonhuman. Secondhand smoke is known to harm dogs and cats. Even fish can be hurt from errant cigarette stubs, as one San Diego State University study found that a sin
Washington Post
added Oct 21, 2016 20:16
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] PETA Isn't Happy About That Smoking Chimp in North Korea

“How cruel to willfully addict a chimpanzee to tobacco for human amusement,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement released to TIME. “Gradually, zoos are learning that spectacles like chimpanzee tea parties, elephant rides and photo ops with
TIME Magazine
added Oct 19, 2016 20:36
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] Planet of the vapes: Chain-smoking chimp puffs away on cigarettes - and even knows how to use a lighter - at North Korean zoo where she has developed a 20-a-day habit

The 19-year-old chimpanzee has taught herself to use a lighter to fuel her pack-a-day smoking habit Even if there is no lighter, the chimp has picked up on how to light her smokes with discarded cigarettes Zoo officials insist the chimp, who also goes by
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2016 18:09
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[Asia, Korea - North] North Korean Diplomat Kicked Out Of Bangladesh For Smuggling Over 1 Million Cigarettes

Bangladesh has kicked out a North Korean diplomat after he was caught smuggling more than one million cigarettes as well as electronics into the country in a shipping container, Dhaka officials said today. Han Son Ik, the first secretary of the North Kor
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Aug 8, 2016 16:09
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[Korea - North] North Korea, a smokers' paradise, now urging people to quit

But this time around, the effort does have one big thing going for it: the increasingly vocal support of North Korean women, virtually none of whom smoke. Ri Yong Ok, a 57-year-old pharmacist whose heavy-smoking husband nearly died of lung cancer, is lead
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 6, 2016 14:45
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North, Korea - South] 'N. Korea selling counterfeit money to terrorists'

They also said the cash-strapped regime may try to expand trafficking networks in drugs, weapons, cigarettes, and counterfeit luxury goods... "I brought Marlboro cigarettes with me when I defected to Seoul and they were made in North Korea."
Korea Times (kr)
added Jun 28, 2016 20:07
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] Kim's £28m fag addiction: North Korea chubby tyrant splashes cash on cigarettes and cigars

The dumpy leader ordered his minions to empty the coffers of £28million for fags from China and Singapore and £700,000 went on fine cigars and cigarillos. The 33-year-old politician also forked out £88,000 on second-hand machinery to roll rough home-grow
Daily Star (uk)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:26
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[Korea - North] Kim Jong-un caught out: Tubby leader is spotted smoking a cigarette after urging people to quit

CNN claimed Kim was photographed with the cigarette during the middle of a anti-smoking drive. In May, KCNA reported that North Korea had reduced the area of land which had been set aside to grow tobacco 'as much as possible'. The hermit sate claimed
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 10, 2016 18:19
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